Rug Size Guide



  • Measure the size of the entire room (twice) so as you can immediately eliminate some of the unsuitable sizes
  • Decide on the area of the floor you would like to cover (i.e. in front of the fireplace, between two sofas, centre of the hallway, side of the bed or the entire room)
  • Measure the broadest points of this area and find the closest standard rug sizes available to your measurement and;
  • Lastle use a folded sheet or a few old newspapers arranged together to get a physical feel for the size of your chosen rug on the floor or alternatively mark out the edges with masking tape and leave it for a few days to see how that size works for you.
  • Hint - If you decide to cover the entire floor with a new rug consider leaving a 12" to 15" border of floor exposed at each end to highlight your new rug and stop it looking like carpet.


Metric Imperial Suitable Uses
40cm x 60cm
50cm x 80cm
1ft 4" x 2ft
1ft 8" x 2ft 7"
Doormat; Kitchen Sink matl Cooker Mat; Bath Mat-Shower Side Rug; Bedside Mat
60cm x 90cm
66cm x 100cm
2ft x 3ft
2ft 2" x 3ft 7"
Doormat; Small Hall Mat; Bedroom Rug; Bathroom Rug; Sink Rug; Kids Rug
70cm x 140cm
80cm x 120cm
2ft 3" x 4ft 3"
2ft 7" x 3ft 11"
Fireside Rug; Bedside Rug; Nursery Rug; Hallway Rug; Behind a Sofa
80cm x 150cm 2ft 7" x 4ft 11" Hearth Rug; Bedroom Rug; Childs Room Rug; Under a Small Coffee Table
120cm x 170cm 3ft 11" x 5ft 7" Large Fireplace Rug; -Under a Medium Size Coffee Table; Large Bedroom
160cm x 230cm 5ft 3" x 7ft 6" Under a LArge Coffee Table; Centre of Sitting Room; Under Office Desk
190cm x 280cm 6ft 3" x 9ft 3" Centre of Large Living Room; Under a Standard Size Dining Table
240cm x 330cm 7ft 10" x 10ft 10" Standard Room Filling Rug; Under a Large Dining Table
280cm x 165cm 9ft 2" x 12ft Large Room Filling Rug; Under an Extra Large Dining Table
66cm x 220cm 2ft 2" x 7ft 3" Shorter Hallways; Bedside; Galley Kitchen; Front of French Doors
70cm x 340cm 2ft 4" x 11ft x 2" Long Hallways; Long Galley Kitchen
Circle Rugs 4ft - 9ft Diameter Centre of a Circular Hallway Table or Dining Table; Centre of Living Room
Oval Rugs 3ft x 5ft - 6ft x 9ft Centre of an Oval Dining Table
Half Moon Rug 3ft x 5ft Fireside; Doormat; Sink Rug